Character Episodes

Character episodes are brief glimpses into the lives of the people in the upcoming science fiction novel, The Narrow Path to War, which is now available for purchase. Though not integral to the book’s overall plot, the episodes will serve to enrich the experience by giving readers a little more background on the main characters. These episodes will all take place in the two years before the book begins, and will set the stage for more adventure to come. Enjoy!

Kithara beamed its light across the Dreman Shallows from its position at the horizon, creating long shadows behind every rock. A grove of fruit trees glistened with frost along the base of the Sunlo cliffs, where cobblevines grew in the direct sunlight. Two teenage boys, Alex Vonn and Cale Biedrik, …

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Norio sat in his nest of woven branches by the Sunlo cliffs, waiting for Grigor to arrive. The business that brought him to the equator required more than simple anonymity – no one could know he was there. The trees in the Upright Meadowlands were small compared to others around …

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Colonel Jim Seneca looked across his desk at Norio, who sat with his usual formal posture on the chair provided to him. The Jovian drummed his gloved fingers together as he waited for Seneca to speak. Seneca knew he wasn’t showing impatience, but did this as a constant form of …

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“We have recent maps of the livable areas,” the shoddily dressed lowguard said, offering a scroll to Daigre. “We’re pretty sure no flooding has taken place since they were made.” “I am familiar with the Nakajima’s design,” Daigre replied. “I will not need one.” “Whatever,” the lowguard shrugged, putting the …

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“You look like a man who gets what he wants,” the shifty uttered in a low voice, his hands wrapped around a mug on the table before him. Like any good information broker, he kept his hands in plain sight, but picked a dark corner in the drinkery to obscure …

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